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I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an Atom Z3735f system.

I'm stuck with 14.04 because I have a custom kernel with patches in order to be able to have audio and WiFi support for this system, so I cannot upgrade to 16.04.

Is there any support for Snap packages for this version of Ubuntu?

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    Off topic,but from my understanding the openelec 7 image has a patched 4.5.1 kernel that supports atom and bay trail hdmi audio Or you could apply the patch yourself pastebin.com/kZyiZMR5 and enable with CONFIG_SUPPORT_HDMI=y in the config. – damien Jun 18 '16 at 23:50
  • @damien marvellous! I'll try it! – luca76 Jun 19 '16 at 10:06
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    The snapd package has been added to trusty-proposed but is dependent on systemd, which at this point I'm not willing to attempt. YMMV: launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/snapd – Ken Sharp Jan 5 '17 at 11:32
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snapd is available for 14.04 now via

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install snapd

Please note that you want to enable -proposed if you are using a desktop image (see Snapd package conflicts with xorg packages for details).

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I'm afraid not. Snaps are only available in Ubuntu 16.04 and snappy Ubuntu Core 16 (and snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04, but snaps have changed since then).

I assume you don't have patches for a newer (xenial) kernel?

Update as of 01/31/17: snapd and its dependencies are now available in 14.04, which means snaps can now run on 14.04.

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  • There's no Bay Trail audio support for 4.x linux kernel :-( – luca76 Jun 16 '16 at 14:04
  • I'm sorry about that! Snaps use some pretty modern kernel security features. – Kyle Jun 16 '16 at 15:03
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You can use snapcraft.io

Repo:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snappy-dev/tools
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install snapcraft
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  • Seems to have dependencies like ubuntu-core-upgrader that aren't satisfiable on 14.04, though. – Mu Mind Dec 6 '16 at 15:58

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